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  Monday, 14 October, 2002, 02:50 GMT 03:50 UK
Super Mario sprints to win

Many top riders including Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and Jan Ullrich did not compete
Spectators watch as the riders contemplate a steep climb at the start of the race

Great Britain's David Millar  fails to get into the top three after good spirint times in the Tour de France
Colombian Mauricio Cano navigates a corner as Britain's David Millar tries to catch Switzerland's Oscar Camenzind

There was a mass sprint finish at the end of the race in Belgium
The leaders in the race attempt a difficult corner toward the end of the race

Cipollini had announced his retirement in July after he was not invited to compete in the Tour de France
Mario Cipollini wins his first world championship road title after a mass sprint finish

Australian Robbie McEwen and Germany's Erik Zabel were joint favourites before the race but were beaten by Cipollini
Germany's Erik Zabel was second behind Cipollini and Australia's Robbie McEwen was third
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